rock association

rock association

[′räk ə‚sō·shē¦ā·shən]
(petrology)
A group of igneous rocks within a petrographic province that are related chemically and petrographically, generally in a systematic manner such that chemical data for the rocks plot as smooth curves on variation diagrams. Also known as rock kindred.
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